About a with accent
Á, á (a-acute) is a Latin letter discovered in various languages such as the Blackfoot, Czech, Faroese, Dutch, Hungarian, Galician, Icelandic, Lakota, Irish, Kazakh, Navajo, Occitan, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Sámi, Vietnamese, Western Apache, and Welsh languages as a variant of the letter "a." The letter is often confused with the letter à. For example, "5 Pommes á $1" is quite commonly written as "5 Pommes à $1,", that in French means "5 apples at one dollar each".
Another variation of the letter with an accent - À, à (a-grave) is a letter of the Dutch, Catalan, Emilian-Romagnol, Italian, Maltese, French, Galician, and Occitan. It can also be found in Sardinian, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, and Vietnamese languages, including the letter "A" of the so-called ISO basic Latin alphabet and a grave accent. The letter À is also used in the transliteration of Pinyin. In most languages, The letter a with accent signifies the vowel "a." Besides, this letter is a letter in Taos language to indicate a mid-tone.
Usage of a with accent in different languages
The letter with an accent has different Usage in multiple languages. For instance, below, you can see the Usage of both versions of the accented A letter.
- Usage of Á, á (a-acute) letter:
Chinese - In Chinese, the accented "á" pinyin is the yángpíng tone. E.g., 陽平/阳平 has a "high-rising tone" of "a" letter.
Dutch - In Dutch, the accented Á letter is used to emphasize a word, either in short like in "kán" (the verb "can"), or in a long "a" letterform like in háár ("hair").
Irish - In Irish, the accented á is called a "fada" meaning "long a" and pronounced like [ɑː]. It commonly appears in words such as "slán" meaning "goodbye." The accented a letter is the only diacritic used in Modern Irish, since the dot's decline above several letters in the Irish language. As of "fada," it is only used on vowel letters, such as á, é, í, ó, and ú. The Irish a with an accent symbolizes a lengthening of the vowel.
Czech, Hungarian, and Slovak - In these languages, the Á with an accent is the second letter of the Czech, Hungarian, and Slovak representing /aː/.
- Usage of À, à (a-grave) letter:
Emilian-Romagnol - In Emilian language, À is used to signify short stressed [a]. For instance, the Bolognese dialect sacàtt [saˈkatː] meaning "sack."
French - The a with accent in French is used to differentiate homophones. For example, the 3rd person conjugation of a "[he/she/it] has" or à - "at, in, and to."
Portuguese - It is used to notate a contraction of the feminine singular definite article "A" and the preposition of "A."
Unicode characters for letter a with accent
Unicode character for the letter a with accent are displayed either in decimal or hex. To type the letter a with the accent, use the following codes:
- To type Á, you can use decimal 193; or hex Unicode U+00C1;
- To type á, you can use decimal 225; or hex Unicode U+00E1.
Unicode character for the letter and accent are provided either in decimal or hex, for both capital and small letter versions. See the following instructions:
- To type À, you should use decimal Unicode 192; or hex Unicode U+00C0;
- To type à, you should use decimal Unicode 224; or hex Unicode U+00E0.
ALT codes for letter a with accent
Below, there are listed the ALT codes for the letter "A, a" with accents, also known as A" ALT codes. Accent marks on the letter "a" are also called "accent marks," "diacritics," or just "diacritical marks."
For the letter a with an accent (Latin a with acute), you should use the following ALT codes:
- Small á letter - ALT 0225 or ALT 160;
- Capital Á letter - ALT 0193.
For the letter a with an accent (Latin a with the grave), you can use the following ALT code:
- Small à letter - ALT 133 or ALT 0224;
- Capital À letter - ALT 0192.